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When the subject of mid-century modern homes comes up, many people think of the western part of the country, especially California and Arizona. But a contemporary movement also sprung up in the Washington Metro region during the postwar period. It was fueled by not only by architectural adventurism, but a free market manifestation of the American Dream and a transition from a federal workforce buildup to a booming private sector.

These factors, together with the topography of the area and a rich tradition of design, resulted in an unusually varied collection of modern and contemporary home styles. From cubist shoeboxes with glass walls to multilevel structures built into the sides of grassy hills, the choices were plentiful. The passage of time during

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The Residences at CityCenter are the residential component of the new CityCenter community in Downtown Washington, DC. Delivered in 2013, this is one of the city’s newest and most luxurious condominiums. But the sheer size and scope of the project differentiate it from other developments in the area.

Spanning 10 prime acres, CityCenter was the second largest mixed-use urban development project in the entire nation at its delivery. That’s enough to make it unique. But there is so much more—the auspicious new enterprise is more than a place to sleep, with upscale shopping and dining, a 1.5-acre outdoor park, a plaza, a Westin Hotel and more to come, including a Conrad Hilton hotel.

Residences at CityCenter in Washington DC

Centered on the footprint of the old convention center, CityCenter

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Hidden among the trees and fauna of Hybla Valley in the southern part of Alexandria, is a neighborhood far removed from typical Washington Metro norms. You won’t find spacious Colonial homes, luxury condos or antique row houses for sale here. What you will find are riveting examples of bold design—Hollin Hills was the first DC area community comprised exclusively of mid-century modern homes.  More than 450 of these iconic structures were built between 1949 and 1971, set into ungraded lots, surrounded by trees and featuring giant windows with which to gaze out at the natural splendor

It all began when developer Robert Davenport purchased 326 acres of hilly wilderness for a song and set about creating a paradise where homes would be affordable, stylish

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What is a Mid-Century Modern Home?

A half-century after their initial heyday, mid-century modern homes are once again all the rage. Typified by clean angles, bold rooflines, and large windows, these iconic structures blazed a new path through traditional and sometimes staid architectural styles.

The trend had its roots in the European Arts & Crafts era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and Germany's Bauhaus School formed in 1919. The new vogue soon hopped the ocean and was embraced by American architects—most notably Frank Lloyd Wright who led the Prairie Style movement with low-pitched roofs and overhanging eaves.

From the late 1800s to the 1950s, Wright continued evolving his designs as well as influencing numerous other architects.

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Which is more desirable, the East or West Village of Georgetown in Washington DC?

Georgetown Washinton, DC homes for saleThis is a debate that has raged on, seemingly for centuries. It’s not exactly the Hatfields vs. the McCoys, however—this rivalry is certainly more genteel. Still there are some high-society noses that seem to get bent out of joint when arguing which neighborhood has the grandest of the grand mansions, or the loveliest shade trees.

As for boundaries, the West Village is west of Wisconsin Avenue extending to the Georgetown University Campus, while the East Village starts on the other side of the avenue, extending west to the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway and north to Dumbarton Oaks Park and Gardens. Both villages lie north of M Street and don’t include the immediate

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Construction of a mile-long stretch of prime DC waterfront territory is now in full bloom, with an initial phase scheduled to open in 2017. The Wharf is a mixed-use development and the key component of an ambitious Southwest Waterfront recreation. The groundbreaking ceremony for this massive Southwest, Washington DC development took place March 19, 2014.

From new bars and restaurants to luxury condos for sale, this historical Washington, DC community is undergoing a massive transformation. Other changes include shops, hotels, 150 new boat slips, floating retail and entertainment, a waterfront park, and a riverfront promenade.

Two prominent DC developers—Monty Hoffman and Madison Waterfront, joined forces on the $2 billion city-backed project, which

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